Episode 350: Richard Wolff: Capitalism and the Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic, the deepening economic crash, dangerously divisive political responses, and exploding social tensions have thrown an already declining American capitalist system into a tailspin. In this video the economist Richard D. Wolff discusses how capitalism works and doesn't work as he describes his new book from Democracy at Work "The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself" and Douglas Lain tries to set up a conversation on State Capitalism and Workers Co-Ops for the parrot room. Democracy at Work https://www.democracyatwork.info/ Relevant Books The Sickness is the System by Richard Wolff https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/richard-d-wolff/the-sickness-is-the-system Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubZeroBooks​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeroBooks/​​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zer0books​​​ Zero Books Manifesto: The modern world is at an impasse. Disasters scroll across our smartphone screens and we’re invited to like, follow or upvote, but critical thinking is harder and harder to find. Rather than connecting us in common struggle and debate, the internet has sped up and deepened a long-standing process of alienation and atomization. Zer0 Books wants to work against this trend.

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